US mulling blacklisting another Chinese firm

According to the Washington Post, “the Trump administration is considering blacklisting another major Chinese technology company in a move that would broaden a U.S. campaign to sever China’s access to American know-how and inflame a deepening trade conflict, according to an individual familiar with the debate.

Though no final decision has yet been reached, the administration is preparing to move against Hikvision, the world’s largest maker of video surveillance technology, the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. The deliberations were first reported by the New York Times.

The disclosure comes less than a week after the administration barred U.S. companies from supplying Huawei Technologies, perhaps China’s most prominent manufacturer, without first obtaining a U.S. government license. The administration earlier this week relaxed the ban, saying it would grant temporary 90-day waivers for U.S. companies to help Huawei maintain its existing networks.”